Sarawak and Dubai to heighten collaboration to promote Sarawak
DUBAI, 7th JAN 2022 – To further strengthen Sarawak’s presence in the Middle East, YB Dato Sri Haji Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, the Minister of Tourism, Creative Industry and Performing Arts and his accompanying delegation met with Issam Kasim, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing at Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism (DET).
Among the topics discussed during the meeting were topics of common interest to enhance cooperation between the two parties in the tourism sector and opportunities to diversify their markets. They also exchanged their expertise and the implementation of initiatives that would enhance the tourism industry and contribute to the recovery of tourism globally.
A number of tourism players in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) comprising United Arab Emirates (UAE), Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman want to include Sarawak in their tour packages.
During Sarawak’s participation in the Ecotourism Week at the Malaysian Pavilion at Dubai Expo 2020 from December 26 2021 to 1St January 2022, there were encouraging responses from the Middle East industry players to Sarawak tourism packages. Many have expressed their interest and keenness in Sarawak’s Adventure and Nature-based packages for Sarawak’s lush rainforests and its abundance in national parks such as the iconic UNESCO World Heritage Site Mulu National Park.
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